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Staff Weapons Integration Engineer

Requisition ID: R10063928

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Edwards AFB, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems is currently seeking a Weapons Integration Engineer Level 5 to join the team. This position will be based in Edwards AFB, CA. The Weapons Integration Engineer is expected to be a highly motivated self-starter who has technical and leadership skills in functional design-integration of weapon systems and flight testing of fighter aircraft. Functional design-integration requires in-depth technical knowledge of Stores Management System (SMS)/ Suspension and Release Equipment (S&RE)-related hardware and software, as well as knowledge of governing standards to include MIL-STD-1553, MIL-STD-1760, etc., for the ability to carry and employ weapons. Other responsibilities encompass performing a variety of duties in the electronic and navigation areas, including constructing, research, data gathering, and data analysis. Works from engineering drawings and written or verbal instructions. Leads with Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) to complete tasks related to design, production, and sustainment. Independently determines and develops approaches to solutions. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives. Is self-motivated, works well with teams in collaborative environments.

Specific tasks performed in this role may include: assisting in F-35 flight-test data analysis/troubleshooting and report

generation; assisting in Sustainment activities of production aircraft by providing remote or on-site support to deployed squadrons in troubleshooting weapon-system issues, as well as performing weapon-system checkouts and updating procedures; assisting in follow-on development system-integration activities such as participating in software requirements development, test plan development, and prepare for flight-test execution/control room monitoring.  Some travel to support technical reviews may be required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • STEM Bachelor's degree with 14 Years with BS; 12 Years with Masters; 10 Years with PhD
  • Minimum of 5 years engineering experience with military aircraft systems
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance or DoE equivalent is required
  • Ability to obtain and maintain program special access clearance is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s of Science degree in Electrical or Aeronautical Engineering is preferred
  • Prior weapons integration experience including support to flight test, functional integration and stores management
  • Military service dealing with weapons preparation and/or loading a plus
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance


Salary Range: $156,000 USD - $234,000 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.